Solar assisted pyrolysis for biochar production
August 20-25, 2017
Pyrolysis represents an environmentally sustainable strategy for the exploitation of biomasses grown on contaminated or physically degraded lands. It combines the recovery of a valuable material, the char, to the production of a combustible vapor phase. The energy efficiency of pyrolysis is significantly reduced by the need to provide the extra energy input required by the heating of the biomass up to the pyrolysis temperature and by the endothermicity of the pyrolysis reactions as a whole. Pyrolysis becomes more appealing from the energetic point of view if the heat requirements of the process are provided by concentrated solar energy.
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Paola Giudicianni, Raffaele Ragucci, Rui Li, and Gilles Flamant, "Solar assisted pyrolysis for biochar production" in "Biochar: Production, Characterization and Applications", Franco Berruti, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada Raffaella Ocone, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK Ondrej Masek, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2017). http://dc.engconfintl.org/biochar/3